Western Regional Waste Management
Directed by the Western Regional Service Board, Western Regional Waste Management is responsible for the development and implementation of the solid waste management plan that will provide integrated sustainable waste management services to all residents and businesses in the Western Region of Newfoundland.
The Western Newfoundland waste management region spans from Bellburns in the north to Ramea in the south and extends east to White Bay and is divided into seven sub-regions.
- Long Range Sub-Region – Includes communities from Bellburns to Norris Point.
- Western Hills Sub-Region – Includes communities in Bonne Bay South, Deer Lake Area, Howley and White Bay South.
- White Bay South Sub-Region – Includes Jackson’s Arm, Sop’s Arm, Pollard’s Point, Hampden and The Beaches.
- Corner Brook Sub-Region – Includes communities on the North/South Bay of Islands, Corner Brook and east to Pasadena.
- Bay St. George Sub-Region – Includes the communities of Gallants to Bay St. George South, including Stephenville and the Port au Port Peninsula.
- Southwest Coast Sub-Region – Includes communities from Coal Brook to Harbour Le Cou.
- Burgeo Sub-Region – Includes Burgeo, Ramea and Grey River
Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy
In 2002, the provincial government released the Newfoundland and Labrador Waste Management Strategy with the aim of province-wide modern waste management. The primary goals of the strategy are: divert 50 per cent of solid waste from landfill; reduce number of waste disposal sites by 80 per cent; eliminate open burning and incineration; phase out of unlined landfills; and province-wide implementation by 2020.
In 2015, the Provincial Government extended the timeline for implementation of the Strategy, with a plan to complete a province-wide network of transfer stations and waste recovery facilities by 2020 and develop full-scale organic waste management infrastructure by 2025. Read more.
Western Regional Waste Management is committed to open communication with residents and businesses of the Western region, as well as Committee members representing municipalities and local service districts throughout the region.
- July 13 Presentation
- December 2014
- September 2014
- May 2013
- November 2012
- August 2012
- March 2012
- January 2012
- October 2011
- August 2011
- June 2011
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